Doha climate change deal clears way for 'damage aid' to poor nations

From Global development | The Guardian Sat Dec 8 2012, 14:19:44

EU, Australia and Norway also sign up to new carbon-cutting targets as fortnight-long conference in Qatar closes

Poor countries have won historic recognition of the plight they face from the ravages of climate change, wringing a pledge from rich nations that they will receive funds to repair the "loss and damage" incurred.

This is the first time developing countries have received such assurances, and the first time the phrase "loss and damage from climate change" has been enshrined in an international legal document.

Developing countries had been fighting hard for the concession at the fortnight-long UN climate change talks between 195 nations in Qatar, which were supposed to finish on Friday but ran on into Saturday night.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

People and Organizations:


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

West Africa:   Ebola Hits Women Hard (news)
Voice of America
22 September 2014

More than half of all Ebola cases in West Africa have been adult women. But aid agencies say women are also the most affected by border closures and travel restrictions, as they carry out most of the ... [read more]

Africa:   Israeli Court Condemns Migrant Detention Policy (news)
Deutsche Welle
22 September 2014

Israel's high court has condemned a detention facility for migrants from Africa. The country's top judicial authority has ordered a desert camp closed within three months and banned new detentions for ... [read more]

Kenya:   On Mall Attack Anniversary, Kenyan Security Strategy Questioned (analysis)
Institute for War & Peace Reporting
20 September 2014

Analysts say the authorities have failed to designed a coherent counter-terrorism policy. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!